Petrified in Lemmon

Lemmon, South Dakota, is the proud home of an extraordinary display of petrified wood. In the early 1900s, O.S. Quammen, an amateur geologist, discovered vast remains of prehistoric plant remains – grasses, trees and other flora, along with some dinosaur and other prehistoric fossils. Quammen managed to secure funding through the Works Progress Administration to… Continue reading Petrified in Lemmon

Little Tip for Driving at Night in Lake Country

Beautiful by day, northern Iowa and southern Minnesota lake country makes for not only beautiful but interesting driving just before sundown. Rolling hills, green, lush pastures, streams, marshes and lakes lit by the evening sun’s hues of pinks, purples and blues. We had just driven through a series of late afternoon and evening showers when… Continue reading Little Tip for Driving at Night in Lake Country